Saturday, July 13, 2013

Airlines slash fares by half

Indore: Struggling with low passenger volume, airlines have slashed fares by about 50 per cent for tickets bought at least 90 days in advance for flights between Indore and Delhi. One way fare on early bookings for Indore-Delhi route costs between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,000, but now, it has been reduced to Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per ticket by some air service providers.
Leading low-cost carrier IndiGo was the first to slash the fares on advance booking, stepping up the price war. Now, Jet Airways has also slashed its fare on booking in advance. Other airlines are also mulling the same.
Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh unit of Travel Agent Association of India secretary Harish Wadhwani said, "At present, airlines are not getting enough passengers. Not many tourists are also visiting the state these days. Hence, the airlines had to reduce the fare."
13/07/13 Times of India